8 Celebs Who Have Been Cast As Disney Princesses

The live-action re-imaginings of Disney’s most iconic fairytales include Halle Bailey and Emma Watson.

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Elle Fanning as Aurora

Fanning won the hearts of everyone — including the powerful fairy Maleficent — with her performance as dreamy Princess Aurora in 2014’s Maleficent. Through the film and its sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), Fanning helped transform the character from a sleeping beauty into a powerful protagonist.


Emma Watson as Belle

Watson traded life at Hogwarts for the provincial French countryside as the studious Belle who falls in love with a cursed prince in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast.

Naomi Scott as Jasmine

Scott discovered a whole new world in 2019 when she portrayed Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, a clever and kindhearted royal who dreams of ruling the kingdom of Agrabah on her own terms.


Liu Yifei as Mulan

Liu brought loyalty, bravery, and truth to her portrayal of Hua Mulan in the eponymous 2020 film. Based on a Chinese folktale, Mulan’s decision to stand up and defend both her family and country by enlisting in the army in her father’s stead continues to inspire generations to this day.


Lily James as Cinderella

James reminded the world to “have courage and be kind” and to thank their fairy godmothers as the gentle Cinderella in the 2015 adaptation of the beloved Disney tale.

Rachel Zegler as Snow White

On June 22, Deadline revealed that Rachel Zegler has been cast as Snow White in the upcoming adaptation of the 1938 film. Director Mark Webb said Zegler’s strength and optimism will be an “an integral part of rediscovering the joy in this classic Disney fairytale.”

Halle Bailey as Ariel

In 2019, we learned Bailey will star as the bubbly daydreamer Princess Ariel in the upcoming adaptation of The Little Mermaid. The film currently has no release date, but we can’t wait to see it become part of our world in the future.

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Mia Wasikowska as Alice

While Alice is technically not a Disney princess, she definitely deserves a place on this list. After all, she’s the initial driving force behind the live-action Disney films we see today after Tim Burton’s delightfully mad live-action rendition of Alice in Wonderland in 2010 earned more than a billion dollars at the global box office. It also a spawned a sequel: Alice Through the Looking Glass in 2016.